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Old 10-12-2015, 08:56 AM   #11
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Re: Ford E-Series Van OEM Steering Damper Kit

For those who missed the article in the Work Truck Review magazine...

http://www.trucktrend.com/how-to/chassi ... e-350-van/

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Old 10-12-2015, 11:49 AM   #12
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This is just the sort of thing I was looking for on my 2WD SMB (which a friend now owns). I never wanted to try to figure it all out at the dealer, and even after reading some threads wasn't sure what to get. This kit would have solved it all for me!

I now have a different rig (still 2WD E-350) and I'm not sure if I can use this. I have a Safe-T-Steer mounted on it (took the place of the original Ford "shock" for steering). Do you know: does the STS do the same type of thing such that your kit would be redundant for my rig now? As you can tell, Ford steering is somewhat of a weak point in my mental knowledge base. My guess is that they do sort of the same thing (?) but I'm not sure.
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This is just the sort of thing I was looking for on my 2WD SMB (which a friend now owns). I never wanted to try to figure it all out at the dealer, and even after reading some threads wasn't sure what to get. This kit would have solved it all for me!

I now have a different rig (still 2WD E-350) and I'm not sure if I can use this. I have a Safe-T-Steer mounted on it (took the place of the original Ford "shock" for steering). Do you know: does the STS do the same type of thing such that your kit would be redundant for my rig now? As you can tell, Ford steering is somewhat of a weak point in my mental knowledge base. My guess is that they do sort of the same thing (?) but I'm not sure.
I checked out the STS site but there were no photos that showed how the damper mounts. I would guess the Ford OEM assy would be redundant if added to a setup that already had this installed.

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I will take a look to satisfy our curiosity, but I'm thinking you are right.
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Re: Ford E-Series Van OEM Steering Damper Kit

For reference here is the original thread with part numbers and diagrams etc:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8101

Buying the pieces new was a bit of a pain (for example some of the bolts there is a minimum quantity, I have a few spares...) - this kit being offered in this thread is a good deal.
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For reference here is the original thread with part numbers and diagrams etc:

http://sportsmobileforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8101

Buying the pieces new was a bit of a pain (for example some of the bolts there is a minimum quantity, I have a few spares...) - this kit being offered in this thread is a good deal.

Thanks! I'm definitely not reinventing the wheel with this one. It's an OEM kit that fits and functions as it would from the factory. There are shock upgrades available through Bilstein for this as well. This may or may not have much of a noticeable impact on your van if it's in good condition, but if you have 100k or more on the ticker this calms down the steering a bunch.

UPDATE- As of Tuesday October 13, 2015 I am out of these kits and trying to hunt down more. If you are interested, please PM me and I will collect your info so I can notify you when they are back in stock. Thanks for your patience.

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